Your entry should include the following documents:

  • Completed application form – download it from these links PDF fileMS Word file
  • One-page abstract of your proposed presentation explaining why it is important to the millers in Middle East & Africa
  • One-paragraph speaker’s biography
  • One-paragraph company profile

Email your proposals to before Friday, 30th March 2018.

NB: Incomplete and/ or late submissions will not be considered.


Grain Milling Operation & Excellence, Baking & Pastry, Pasta & Semolina Technology, Feed Milling, What’s New, Grain Commodities Trade & Finance presentations will be delivered any time between 23rd and 25th October 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Grain Milling Operation & Excellence*
20-25 minute oral presentation (English)
  • Pasta & Semolina Technology*
20-25 minute oral presentation (English)
  • Baking & Pastry*
20-25 minute oral presentation (English)
  • Feed Milling: Add Value to the Bi Product*
20-25 minute oral presentation (English)
  • What’s New Milling Technology
10-minute oral presentation (English)
  • Grain Commodities Trade & Finance*
15-minute oral presentation (English)

* Each session (comprised of 3-5 presentations) will be followed by a 10-minute panel Q&A session.
* In case speaker needs more presentation time, Education Committee will evaluate and decide depending on the topic.


30 March 2018 (firm) Deadline for submissions via email
14 May 2018 Announcement of selected papers
15 October 2018 (firm) Deadline to submit PowerPoint presentations to


Educational presentations should be non-commercial in content and should address flour and feed milling, pasta, baking industry innovations, standards, and trends. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Valued added products from flour mills
  • Importance of Flour Technology in Flour Milling  companies
  • Integrated Flour Milling Operation
  • Flour Mill pest control and fumigation
  • Wheat Flour Specification and Labeling
  • Energy saving in flour milling
  • New milling techniques
  • Flour development as per customer’s  requirements.
  • Flour Mill Management
  • Food safety in milling
  • Clean label
  • Aflatoxin on maize–effect and how to measure

  • Pasta processing technology
  • Pasta production challenges and food safety
  • Value added products from pasta plants

  • How to select Enzymes for flour treatment
  • Bakery product consumption trends in the region
  • Different improvers and their effect on baking
  • Celiac disease and gluten-free diet

  • Market trend in animal protein in Africa
  • Developments and Trends in the poultry feed Industry
  • Corn Fibre diets in Poultry / Animal Feed Industry
  • Principles of Feed manufacturing & Processing
  • Soya meal production: Present trends & other protein alternatives for Animal Feeds
  • Particle size reduction – The base for a successful extrusion process
  • Mixing – How to reach excellent homogeneity in a short time
  • Factors that affect pellet quality and Trouble shooting in the pelleting process
  • Role of Enzymes in Animal Nutrition
  • Mycotoxin Trends, Facts and its effects
  • Value of Raw material analysis by Rapid methods and analytical solutions for the feed Industry
  • Low density poultry diets
  • Feeding schedules of Broiler feeds in the poultry
  • Intestinal Integrity – Importance and Economical impacts

New milling technology, product or service recently launched in the market (12 months or less) or has yet to be launched.

  • Silo temperature measurement and control systems
  • Whole grain quality analysis
  • Maize milling new technology
  • Mycotoxins in milling – specification, detection and removal
  • Non-wheat grain milling technology
  • Functionality of dough
  • Optimizing diagrams to produce the best flour quality
  • Wheat milling new technologies
  • Optical sorting equipment
  • Developments in automation and control systems
  • Quality assurance systems
  • Optimized treatment and handling of return flour
  • Plant hygiene, mill pest control & fumigation using gases and heat
  • Developments in fluting & roll frosting systems
  • Developments in whole wheat products, pasta & couscous production, and instant noodle technology
  • Social media applications in milling
  • Food safety and sanitation

  • Analysis of developments affecting world trade in grains
  • World production, consumption and market outlooks
  • Guidelines in drafting milling contracts
  • Finance facilities and banking solutions (commodity trade finance, storage finance, export pre-payment and pre-export finance structures, etc.)
  • Insurance policy and risk management (trade credit insurance)
  • Growing investment and consumption needs in emerging countries
  • Development in free trade policies